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Eastbourne Pier

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1865 Formation of the Eastbourne Pier Co. E. Birch is Engineer.[1]

1867 J. E. Dowson is contractor.[2]

  • Length, 924lft. :
  • Length of head, 100ft.;
  • Breadth across head, 125ft.;
  • Length of body, 824ft.;
  • Breadth of body, 17ft.;
  • Greatest depth of water at low spring tides, 6ft. ;
  • Total cost, £13,400;
  • Price per foot super, 11s. 2 1/2 d;
  • Price per foot forward, £14 10s 1/2 d.[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Sussex Advertiser - Tuesday 09 May 1865
  2. Sussex Agricultural Express - Tuesday 19 November 1867
  3. The Engineer 1875/03/12